UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO INC
360 SOUTH THIRD STREET, COLUMBUS, OH 43215 http://WWW.LIVEUNITEDCENTRALOHIO.ORG

Total Revenue
$56,235,836
Total Expenses
$53,182,918
Net Assets
$31,010,100

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE MISSION OF THE UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO IS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS BY MOBILIZING THE CARING POWER OF OUR COMMUNITY. OUR VISION IS TO BUILD A COMMUNITY IN WHICH EVERYONE HAS THE ASPIRATIONS, RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO REACH THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL.

SPECIAL INITIATIVE PROGRAM SERVICESCOLUMBUS KIDS: READY, SET, LEARN: THE FIRST INITIATIVE OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY THAT PARTNERS WITH SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS TO ENSURE CHILDREN ARE READY TO LEARN IN SCHOOL. THE UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO (UWCO) INITIATIVE IS DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY, SCREEN, REFER FOR INTERVENTION AND TRACK ALL 2.5 TO 4-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN WITHIN THE COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AN ESTIMATED 16,700 CHILDREN.COLUMBUS KIDS REACHES OUT TO PARENTS AND FAMILIES OF PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN, AND PROVIDES FREE LEARNING CHECKUPS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO FLAG POTENTIAL DELAYS IN COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM-SOLVING OR SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. IT SCREENS CHILDREN EVERY 6 MONTHS TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE DEVELOPING AT AGE LEVEL AND REFERS CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT DEVELOPING AT AGE LEVEL FOR FURTHER ASSESSMENT OR OTHER SERVICES. THE INITIATIVE ALSO TRACKS REFERRALS TO DETERMINE IF THERE ARE ENOUGH SPACES AT HIGH QUALITY EARLY LEARNING CENTERS AND OTHER INTERVENTION SERVICES TO MEET THE NEED. TO DATE, COLUMBUS KIDS HAS SCREENED NEARLY 16,200 CHILDREN.FRANKLIN COUNTY KIDS: READY, SET, LEARN: UTILIZING THE SUCCESSFUL COLUMBUS KIDS MODEL DESCRIBED ABOVE, THIS UWCO INITIATIVE IS DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY, SCREEN, REFER FOR INTERVENTION AND TRACK ALL 2.5 TO 4-YEAR OLD CHILDREN WITHIN THE SOUTHWESTERN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT - THE 6TH LARGEST DISTRICT IN OHIO. FRANKLIN COUNTY KIDS WAS LAUNCHED IN OCT. 2013 AND HAS IDENTIFIED MORE THAN 1,009 CHILDREN. START SMART: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN LOCAL HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION, EXPAND TRAINING, PROVIDE INFORMATION AND ADVOCATE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND FUNDING. START SMART'S MISSION IS TO INCREASE CHILDRENS READINESS FOR KINDERGARTEN AND SUCCESS IN LIFE.START SMART ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2014:GRANTED 78 SCHOLARSHIPS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS FOR ONGOING EDUCATION AND PROVIDING WORKSHOP TRAINING FOR CENTER DIRECTORS. PROVIDED $1,500 AWARDS FOR 30 EARLY LEARNING CENTERS THAT EARNED EITHER NAEYC ACCREDITATION OR STEP UP TO QUALITY STAR RATINGS.NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP CENTER(NPC): NPC WAS ESTABLISHED TO ADDRESS CRITICAL NEEDS IN NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS SERVING GRASS ROOTS, CIVIC, FAITH-BASED AND SMALL NON-PROFITS. THE GOAL OF THE NPC IS TO PROVIDE CURRENT AND INNOVATIVE TRAINING IN LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZATIONAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. AS A PART OF THAT EFFORT, THE NEIGHBORHOOD TRAINING ACADEMY PROVIDED A SERIES OF CAPACITY BUILDING TRAININGS IN 2014, IMPACTING 236 CENTRAL OHIO RESIDENTS. THE NPC ALSO OFFERS NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP GRANTS TO GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF RESIDENT-DRIVEN, NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. GRANTS RANGE FROM $500 TO $9,240. IN 2014, 62 GRANTS WERE AWARDED, TOTALING $209,501.IN 2014, UWCO HOSTED THE 3RD ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. THIS GRADUATING CLASS CONSISTED OF 17 LEADERS WHO INCREASED THEIR CAPACITY TO IMPACT THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS BY FOCUSING ON TOPICS SUCH AS: COMMUNICATIONS, MAPPING, PROJECT AND MEETING MANAGEMENT, DIVERSITY, MEDIA, GOVERNMENT AND LEGAL ISSUES, COMMUNITY TOURS, AND ACCOUNTABLE CITIZENRY.IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBUS, THE NPC HELD ITS 5TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE IN 2014, WITH OVER 250 NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS IN ATTENDANCE. THE CONFERENCE ENGAGED 110 INDIVIDUALS IN PROGRAM PLANNING, VOLUNTEER AND SPONSORSHIPS RESULTING IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 12 COMMUNITY-LED WORKSHOPS.TAX TIME: LED BY UWCO, IS A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP OF OVER 80 CENTRAL OHIO ORGANIZATIONS. TAX TIMES MISSION IS TO PROVIDE THE CENTRAL OHIO COMMUNITY WITH INFORMATION ABOUT, AND ACCESS TO, FREE, HIGH-QUALITY TAX ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES THAT ENABLE LOW AND MODERATE-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL STABILITY. IN 2014, THE COALITION SERVED 18,957 TAXPAYERS, HELPING THEM CLAIM FEDERAL TAX REFUNDS OF MORE THAN $18.6 MILLION. THE ESTIMATED SAVINGS FOR THESE TAXPAYERS ON FEES THEY WOULD HAVE PAID FOR RETURN PREPARATION OR RAPID REFUND LOANS WAS APPROXIMATELY $7.6 MILLION.PROJECT DIVERSITY: DESIGNED TO DEVELOP LEADERS WITHIN MINORITY COMMUNITIES FOR SERVICE ON NON-PROFIT BOARDS IN CENTRAL OHIO. SINCE 2008, OVER 72% OF THE GRADUATES HAVE SERVED ON A NON-PROFIT BOARD (95 OUT OF 132).PRIDE LEADERSHIP: DESIGNED TO DEVELOP LEADERS WITHIN THE LGBT COMMUNITY FOR SERVICE ON NON-PROFIT BOARDS IN CENTRAL OHIO. SINCE 2008 OVER 70% OF THE GRADUATES HAVE SERVED ON A NON-PROFIT BOARD (71 OUT OF 104).COLUMBUS VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE: IN 2014, UWCO AND THE CITY OF COLUMBUS PARTNERED TO CONTINUE THE COLUMBUS VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE, WHICH BEGAN IN 2012 AND IS THE LARGEST VOLUNTEER EVENT OF ITS KIND IN CENTRAL OHIO. THE EVENT ENGAGED 5,070 TOTAL VOLUNTEERS WHO COMPLETED 252 PROJECTS AND SERVED A TOTAL OF 21,870 HOURS ACROSS CENTRAL OHIO. THE ESTIMATED TOTAL FINANCIAL IMPACT IN VOLUNTEER TIME IN 2014 WAS NEARLY $484,190.SIEMER INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY STABILITY (SIFS): SIFS IS A NATIONAL, INTEGRATED, COMPREHENSIVE MODEL TO PREVENT FAMILY HOMELESSNESS AND REDUCE SCHOOL MOBILITY. WE DO THIS THROUGH IMPROVING FAMILY FINANCIAL STABILITY, CHILD EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY HOUSING STABILITY. BUILT ON COMMUNITY IMPACT ACHIEVED BY SUCCESSFUL LOCAL INITIATIVES AND OPERATING AS A COLLECTIVE IMPACT NETWORK, SIFS AND ITS PARTNER COMMUNITIES WILL LEARN AND GROW TOGETHER TO BETTER ACHIEVE IMPACT IN EACH COMMUNITY AND ACROSS THE NATION. SIFS WILL BECOME A LEADER NATIONALLY AS IT RELATES TO THIS WORK.SINCE LAUNCHING SIFS IN JUNE, 2011, THE INSTITUTE HAS EXPANDED TO 51 CITIES FROM THE ORIGINAL 10 AS OF JANUARY, 2015. IN 2014, 48 SIFS PARTNER COMMUNITIES REPORTED SERVING 7,363 FAMILIES AND 12,306 SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN. FRESH FOODS HERE: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF HEALTHFUL, AFFORDABLE FOODS AT EXISTING CORNER STORES AND SMALL FOOD RETAILERS IN HIGH-NEED, LOW-INCOME COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOODS. THE INITIATIVE WORKS WITH STORE OWNERS TO ENHANCE STORE LAYOUTS, IDENTIFY SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS THAT INCREASE HEALTHFUL FOOD VOLUME AND VARIETY, AND DEVELOP MARKETING AND POINT-OF-SALE STRATEGIES THAT PROMOTE HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES. THE INITIATIVE ALSO INCLUDES COORDINATED COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS TO IMPROVE RESIDENT KNOWLEDGE OF HEALTHY NUTRITION AND MEAL PREPARATION USING FOODS THAT HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE CORNER STORES. THE INITIATIVE IMPROVED ACCESS TO HEALTHFUL FOOD BY 7% AND CONSUMPTION (SALES) OF HEALTHFUL FOOD BY 61%.EDUCATE, EMPOWER, ELEVATE: THE MISSION OF THE E3 PROGRAM IS TO HELP LOW TO MODERATE-INCOME WOMEN BUILD PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY BY COMPLETING THEIR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION OR TRAINING. THE PROGRAM RELIES ON THESE STRATEGIES TO HELP WOMEN SUCCEED:PROVIDING THE SUPPORT NECESSARY TO SECURE A LIVABLE WAGE JOBLINKING WOMEN TO RESOURCES AND BENEFITS THAT ENHANCE FINANCIAL STABILITY AND LITERACYMATCHING THEM WITH A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY TO SERVE AS THEIR MENTOR; PREPARING EACH TO ATTEND SCHOOL AND SUPPORTING THEM AS THEY WORK TO OBTAIN A COLLEGE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATION. IN 2014, THE PROGRAM SERVED 36 WOMEN.CHAMPION OF CHILDREN: SUPPORTS UWCOS COMMUNITY RESULTS IN EDUCATION. IT BUILDS AWARENESS OF EDUCATION ISSUES, PUBLISHES RESEARCH THAT HELPS INFORM INVESTMENT AND MOBILIZES OUR COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN CENTRAL OHIO. BY PROVIDING A PLATFORM FOR NEW IDEAS, EFFECTIVE APPROACHES, COLLABORATION AND ACTION, CHAMPION OF CHILDREN MOTIVATES AND ALIGNS EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. CHAMPION OF CHILDRENS EFFORTS INCLUDE: YEAR-ROUND COMMUNITY OUTREACH, ENGAGEMENT AND ADVOCACY, THE PRODUCTION OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CHILDRENS REPORT AND VARIOUS RESEARCH BRIEFS, THE CHAMPION OF CHILDREN EDUCATION JOURNAL, AND THE ANNUAL CHAMPION OF CHILDREN SIGNATURE EVENT AND AWARDS CEREMONY. CHAMPION OF CHILDRENS ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2014 INCLUDE:DISSEMINATION AND PRESENTATIONS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CHILDRENS REPORT: "HOW TOXIC STRESS THREATENS SUCCESS" TO MORE THAN 12,000 COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS, PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND STRESS ON A CHILD'S GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.HOSTED ANNUAL SIGNATURE EVENT AND OTHER INFORMATIVE EVENTS FOR MORE THAN 700 CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY LEADERS, DONORS, EDUCATORS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD STAKEHOLDERS.A TWO-YEAR INVESTMENT IN INNOVATIVE AFTER-SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAMMING ON COLUMBUS' SOUTH SIDE.

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO ALLOWS DONORS TO DESIGNATE GIFTS TO OTHER UNITED WAYS OR SPECIFIC AGENCIES. UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO PROCESSED DONOR DESIGNATIONS TO 4,970 AGENCIES AND OTHER UNITED WAYS DURING THE 2013 CAMPAIGN.


Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

Name Title Hours Per Week Total Salary
JANET E JACKSON PRESIDENT AND CEO 52.00 $384,000
DEANNA STEWART SR VP OF INST. ADVANCEMENT 50.00 $232,629
DAWN TYLER LEE SR VP OF COMMUNITY IMPACT 41.00 $223,397
CHERYL NELSON SR VP - FINANCE & CFO 50.00 $206,832
STEVEN VOTAW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEARN 40.00 $183,632
TODD DIEFFENDERFER CHIEF ALIGNMENT OFFICER 44.00 $129,994
AMY WHARTON SENIOR AVP - MAJOR GIFTS 46.00 $123,193
ROBERT PODLOGAR NATIONAL DIRECTOR SIEMER FAMILY STABILITY 40.00 $114,141
TERI TSAMOUS VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES 45.00 $113,995
ANGEL HARRIS SENIOR AVP - RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 44.00 $106,706
JERRY DANNEMILLER VP OF MARKETING 40.00 $38,914
PAUL FEENEY TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
TOM RIELAND TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
ELAINE ROBERTS TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
DENISE M ROBINSON TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
LORRAINE LORI SIEGWORTH TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
MARK THOMPSON TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
AUDREY TUCKERMAN TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
PABLO VEGAS TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
MO WRIGHT MPA TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
KARIN WURAPA MD MPH TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
MARTYN R REDGRAVE TRUSTEE 2.00 $0
FRED RANSIER TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
MICHELLE HERITAGE TRUSTEE 2.00 $0
JOSEPH HAMROCK TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
DR J DANIEL DAN GOOD TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
DARRELL GAMMELL TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
WILLIAM G EBBING TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
ANDRAEA AJ DOUGLAS TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
JUDGE LAUREL BEATTY TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
NICK DONNA AKINS TRUSTEE/CAMPAIGN CHAIR 1.00 $0
LISA INGRAM TREASURER 2.00 $0
TRACEY D JOHNSON TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
LINDA STERN KASS TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
JOEL POTTS TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
KEN PETERS TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
DAVID PARAGAS IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR 2.00 $0
KATHLEEN MURPHY TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
JANET MEEKS TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
CRAIG MARSHALL TRUSTEE/CHAIR 4.00 $0
STEVE MARKOVICH MD TRUSTEE 1.00 $0
MIKE LEX SECRETARY 2.00 $0
TARA ABRAHAM TRUSTEE 1.00 $0

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